Jan 9, 2013 6:30pm PST
shipping on the mind of mississippi river -- mighty mississippi river as water levels reached new lows. >> representative -- rice has been growing in this part of southeast texas for centuries. it is water intensive, and the field has to be irrigated using water from local rivers and lakes, but the drought of recent years has been threatening the farmer's livelihood. >> we have not had water for the lakes, and when they are at a certain level, they will not allow us to get water or the producers to the water because the lakes are so low. >> local authorities have tried to ease the situation by rationing water, but with so little rain, the largest cities in the region may soon be left high and dry as well. no official figures show farmers in north america can expect more hot, dry weather in years to come. 2012 was the hottest year since records began over a century ago. scientists say that is a clear indication that the region's climate is changing. it is not just farm owners, but also many farm workers who face an uncertain future as the world's weather patterns change. >> if we do not
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
and this will be moving into mid-mississippi valley. this rain could be beneficial from the ongoing drought condition in the mid-mississippi valley. the level is the fourth lowest in history. temperatures are warm. atlanta 18 degrees. oklahoma city 12. here denver, 13 degrees. quite warm there. you're going be seeing a roller coaster ride this week down to about minus 9 for your high. here is your extended forecast. >>> one more story. a male panda has opinibeen matc with a new female friend. the 6-year-old panda arrived on wednesday at the zoo. he's on lease. japanese animal handlers are hoping to help them breed through cross over match making between zoos. at his new home he's expected to mate with a 12-year-old who has failed to bear offspring with her 10-year-old mate. >> translator: she's reaching the reproductive age limit. i hope she can breed successfully this year. >> the mating season is from january to march. the zoo plans to introduce the new couple to the public in mid-january at the earliest. that's all for this edition of "newsline." thanks for joining us.
Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm PST
. the central and south eastern u.s. have been hit by severe storms. tornadoes ripped through mississippi, indiana and tennessee killing one person. buildings and homes were severely damaged. in indianapolis crews are still trying to secure down power lines after the storm moved through the area. the residents along the eastern seaboard is on alert for tornadoes at this moment. further tornado is likely and torrential rain as well. by thursday morning things will be letting up. rain will be letting up. nice calm conditions should return. south eastern canada will remain unsettled throughout thursday. back behind it because of a strong northwesterly winds snow is falling around the great lakes region up to 35 centimeters is likely into the next 24 hours. more heavy snow is falling in the knnorthwest. ahead of the area very dry but very windy and very chilly. we have wind chill warnings and advisories posted. with the wind chill factors you feel like minus 15 degrees or so. temperatures are as follows, very chilly minus 21 degrees for winnipeg and minus 8 degrees in chicago. the cold air wi
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
of mississippi says he wants to make it illegal in the state to enforce any new federal gun laws. how many times have we had this debate? this time after the murders of the children in newtown, conn., the president tells us this is different. the president has signed 23 executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence and is urging congress to reinstate a ban on so-called assault weapons, limit the size on magazines, and mandate here are some background checks for all gun sales. he is also asking the public to put heat on members of congress. >> remembers of congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands. the response from the nra was immediate. >> is the president's kids more important than yours? why is he's skeptical about putting our security in his school's, when his daughters have arm together school? mr. obama demands of will to pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of security. protection for his kids and gun- free zones for hours. -- for ours. >> at the white house, and jay carney c
Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm PST
there will be severe weather in oklahoma tonight. the threat will also spread to the southern parts of the mississippi river valley and parts of texas within the next 24 hours. we talked about bone chilling temperatures across the east last week. conditions are changing. you can see the jet stream moving further up toward warmer air to flow in from the south. temperatures are cooling down across the rest of the u.s. this is your forecast high for the next three days. new york city, 14 degrees expected on your wednesday. 19 in washington, d.c. on the same day. chicago 17 on tuesday. it will plummet to 3 on wednesday and go down to minus 7, so you may want to bundle up once again. finally in europe a massive storm system as strong as a hurricane is still with you. you can see the isobars are close to each other meaning strong winds are blowing. we have reports of 90 kilometers of wind. southwest in england and wales you'll be dealing with rainfall in the next 24 hours. temperatures are going to be very mild across the west. 13 in london and 12 degrees in paris on tuesday. here is your extended forecast.
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
have flash flood warnings, flood warnings in the lower mississippi valley. ice warnings are in place. we don't usually hear ice accumulations make traveling really dangerous or impossible. if you must travel bring flashlight, food and keep water in your vehicle. it's a roller coaster ride. with the temperatures across the denv denver, chicago, all these areas where we seen mid teens last week. chicago is back to their norm. houston down to just six. here across the mediterranean in europe thunderstorms, gusts and hail. these are going to be in store here. the british isles we'll see heavy snow. in paris we'll see scattered snow. keeping yourself in the double digits. here is the extended forecast. >> that's all for this edition of "newsline." thanks for joining us.
Jan 27, 2013 6:30pm PST
through so-called personhood measures, that there were votes on this in colorado and mississippi where they come out and they say, "what we're really trying to do is create complete separation of eggs, embryos, and fetuses from the pregnant women, authorize the state to use that as an excuse to control pregnant women," people say, "no way." >> but in alabama, the state supreme court in alabama has interpreted the term "child" to apply to fertilized eggs and embryos. which means, doesn't it, that women can be prosecuted for endangering the fetuses? >> and that is what it does mean. and that's not -- what that was, and it's very interesting that you should raise that, that was judicial activism. and what they did was they judicially enacted a personhood measure. had they put it to a vote to the citizens, we trust that, like in mississippi, people in alabama would've voted it down. this is rank, judicial abuse of power. >> we've seen devastating cuts in state budgets on women's health issues across the country. most dramatically in my home state of texas, which is governed, as you probabl